Whenever I travel for long periods out of Singapore, the first thing I crave for is not Hokkien Mee (like my sister) but Wan Tan Mee. And we suspect that the Kok Kee Wan Tan Mee probably has quite a bit of msg perhaps, but it’s still our favourite. Bloggers have always commented that the lady in charge of the stall is grumpy but B told me that they were pretty courteous this time at the new location. Also surprising was that they opened earlier than the usual 12.45pm (previously if you arrived earlier than this time you get rudely waved off). We already saw a queue in front of the stall that was open before Noon.
I must say that I prefer this new breezy location where you can eat practically by the pavement on the main road. Much more pleasant than the old hawker centre.
B was trying to figure out the secret to the addictive Wan Tan Noodles and he thinks it’s in the sauce which they add. This is not a totally dry wan tan mee – there is a sweet slightly spicy sauce that remains even when you’ve finished your noodles.
The noodles are springy and just perfect – neither too hard nor too soggy.
The wan tan is also lean and thinly sliced the way I prefer it (I’m not a fan of fatty meats).
The secret sauce in that big pot? Added to the noodles as the last step in the preparation.
Kok Kee used to be at Lavender Food Square (hawker centre) but it’s since been demolished. It’s new location is a stone’s throw away so should not be too hard to find. Look out for Lavender Food Hub at the Hoa Nam Building.
Prices have increased by 50 cents and we got the larger bowls which cost S$5.50 each.
Kok Kee Wanton Noodle
27 Foch Road
Lavender Food Hub (Zhuge Liang)
Hoa Nam Building
Other blog reviews for a more balanced view, as I’m no food expert and tastes are subjective:
Update: Hankering for wanton noodles again, but was disappointed – saw a sign saying stall closed 1st and 2nd April (wish the closure wasn’t so ad hoc and we knew the exact operating hours). Hope you didn’t go down today and found it closed too.